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Meta selects TSU as research partner to enhance Instagram experience

By: Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University has been selected to be part of the launch of a new research project by Meta. This research, led by Meta’s Civil Rights and Responsible AI Teams, is being done with the goal of creating a better user experience for historically marginalized communities.

This effort will allow Meta to better understand the experiences different communities have on Instagram, how its technology may impact different groups, and what changes can be made to promote fairness on the platform.

“Texas Southern University is proud to join the Meta Civil Rights Team to be positioned at the intersection of technology and urban research.  Our faculty and team members in TSU’s Division of Research and Innovation, along with our other schools and colleges, will collaborate to ensure this partnership is a success to benefit communities of color,” said Michelle Penn-Marshall, VP for Research and Innovation at Texas Southern University.

Click here for more information about the partnership.

Penn-Marshall and Dr. Aladdin Sleem, interim dean of the College of Science, Engineering & Technology, discussed the project with KHOU recently. Click the video link below to view the report.

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